Arisaema griffithii var. pradhanii (Jack-in-the-Pulpit)

Family:  Araceae
Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: Bhutan. India
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, Well drained
Light:  Part shade, Sun
Bloom Time:  May to June
Pest Resistance:  Deer, Rabbit
Attributes:  Deciduous, 1'-2' tall. Spathe is dark brown - carmine and purple, with white - greenish yellow, striping, resembling snake skin. Long brown whip like spadex.  Bloom time is around April - May. Large, glossy trifoliate leaves with thick veining.  These go dormant quickly after blooming.
Notes:  Arisaema griffithii var. pradhanii is an unusual species growing in Rhododendron forests, and alpine meadows at about 9,000 ft elevation.